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Four tips for calling geese

  • 12/3/2014 10:00:00 AM
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Four tips for calling geese from the Iowa DNRIf you’re looking for ways to improve your goose calling before the season ends, check out these tips:

Read the birds. 
Some flocks will readily respond to calling, others will shy away.  If the birds are heading your way, it’s better to be conservative in your calling – but if the birds are moving away, you don’t have much to lose.

Use motion. 
Flags can be more effective than calls, especially at long distances.  As the birds come closer, it becomes more important to use subtle and realistic movements.

Change it up.  
Be flexible with your calling – don’t always use the same calling sequence or particular call. 

Learn from the pros. 
Watch and listen how Canada geese call on the ground or water.  Some birds are very vocal toward passing flocks, while others make low honks and murmurs while feeding on the ground. 

Learn more about Iowa goose hunting and get tips and tricks from our Iowa Hunting board on Pinterest.